Today is The Best and Worse Movie Remakes Blogfest hosted by Alex J Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp, Livia Peterson, and Father Dragon Al.
I'm not a big fan of movie remakes. I believe if the movie was an A+++ movie, why try to improve on it? However, there are exceptions.
My Best Movie Remake Choice: Scarface
My Worse Movie Remake Choice: The Planet of The Apes
So, what are your best/worse movie remakes? Leave a comment, and I'll randomly pick one winner for a $10 Amazon gift card :)
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Another Charlton Heston fan. Yep, one of a kind. Difficult to match. And I think Al Pacino is good in everything he does. Excellent actor. Thanks for participating in the blogfest! :)ReplyDelete
I never got into either 'Scarface', but you are wo right about 'Planet of the Apes', what a stinker.ReplyDelete
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The Apes remake was really pathetic. I so wanted it to be good, but Burton dropped the ball on that one.ReplyDelete
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I really appreciated Heston's work. Planet of the Apes could have been so much better. True disappointment.ReplyDelete
I totally agree on Planet of the Apes, although I didn't see the remake. Yeah, it probably had better costumes/effects, but I don't think you can repeat the emotional impact Heston gave to it.ReplyDelete
Heston's Planet of the Apes was haunting, the newer Planet of the Apes was a fun, popcorn movie . . .it just didn't have the same sense of purpose.ReplyDelete
I seriously considered Planet of the Apes for my Worst choice. The original was a great concept and I still remember my reaction at the final scene. The rest (including all the sequels) were just...ho hum, another version.ReplyDelete
I'm a HUGE fan of the original. Heston was fantastic. And who can forget Linda Harrison as Nova. Oh man, she was drop dead, natural beauty. She's still gorgeous these days.ReplyDelete
Hate the remake! Although the newer Apes movie was pretty darn good.
Humble and right! A few have chosen Scarface so far, and it's because the '83 version is just better. lolReplyDelete
Had no idea Scarface was a remake! Will have to check it out.ReplyDelete
I liked Scarface better than the original, although I thought Pacino had already done the story better in the Godfather.ReplyDelete
Planet Of The Apes was one they should not have messed with. The recent one with James Franco was interesting, but nothing beats that Statue of Liberty scene at the end of the Heston film.
I really wanted to like "Planet of the Apes," but it just didn't work.ReplyDelete
I can't believe I've never seen SCARFACE -- need to add it to my queue.ReplyDelete
I've only seen the ending of Scarface. Wow, was it ultra violent.ReplyDelete
I've never seen Scarface, but Al Pacino is a great actor, so I'm not surprised he helped make the remake a standout for you!ReplyDelete
I didn't watch the remakes of either one so I can't speculate.ReplyDelete
Sad but true.
I didn't realize Scarface was a remake. It is such a brilliant movie. Al Pacino was so good.ReplyDelete
I totally agree on Planet of the Apes, and probably would have chosen it too, had I thought of it.ReplyDelete
The remake of Planet of the Apes, was a definite flop! I also agree that Scarface was a brilliant movie!ReplyDelete
Haven't seen the original Scarface and don't care, Al Pacino is Scarface.ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone for your comments. Milo is the winner of the $10 Amazon gift card. Be sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I haven't seen either of these, whether the remake or the original. :)ReplyDelete
Mark Wahlberg did help make it slightly less horrible. Slightly.ReplyDelete